Smooth result, lather struggles
I’m struggling to get a lather I like from the Stirling soap. It’s possibly my technique: I can get the lather now to last the shave, but I can’t get the tiny-bubbled, creamy lather that I like. The bubbles are larger and the lather looser. After finishing the shave this morning, I used a tub of D.R. Harris Arlington to make a lather—D.R. Harris makes excellent lather for me and is a reference standard that I use—and that lather was fine: thick and creamy. So I’ll try a little more, and I’m sending a puck of the soap out for testing as a well.
I did like the fragrance of this morning’s soap: quite pleasant. And it’s always a pleasure to use Wee Scot. When I started the first pass, the blade didn’t seem quite sharp enough, so I loaded a new Personna Lab blade and easily achieved a BBS result, thanks in part to the powers of the bakelite slant.
A good splash of Irisch Moos, and the weekend starts to loom ahead.